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Calvin Pickering

37-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   DOB: 9/29/1976   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Pickering joined the Northern League's Kansas City T-Bones in April of 2007.

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Pickering has joined the Northern League's Kansas City T-Bones in hopes of opening some eyes and returning to the minors, according to The Kansas City Star.

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Calvin Pickering Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 27 AAA OMA 87 374 297 64 93 47 12 1 34 76 0 1 68 85 0 3 6 .313 .447 .704 1.151
2005 28 AAA OMA 92 396 335 56 92 39 16 0 23 67 1 0 56 130 0 1 4 .275 .384 .528 .912
2005 28 MAJ KAN 7 31 27 4 4 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 14 0 1 0 .148 .226 .259 .485
Career  (View All) MAJ   95 310 264 37 59 25 10 1 14 45 1 0 43 91 0 3 0 .223 .329 .428 .757

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Calvin Pickering: MLB Games Played By Position

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Calvin Pickering Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Calvin Pickering Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 27 AAA OMA 374 297 18.2% 22.7% 0.80 71% .331 .391
2005 28 AAA OMA 396 335 14.1% 32.8% 0.43 61% .379 .253
2005 28 MAJ KAN 31 27 9.7% 45.2% 0.21 48% .250 .111
Career MAJ   310 264 13.9% 29.4% 0.47 66% .283 .205

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Best Matchups for Calvin Pickering (by OPS, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Joaquin Benoit SD 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Jason Grilli PIT 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
John Lackey BOS 2 1 0 3 0 1 0 .500 1.500 2.000
Nate Robertson DET 6 3 1 2 0 1 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Jesse Crain HOU 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 1.000
Bartolo Colon NY-N 6 1 1 2 0 3 0 .167 .667 .833
Matt Guerrier MIN 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 .000 .000 .333
Jose Contreras TEX 6 1 0 0 0 2 0 .167 .167 .333
Mark Buehrle TOR 7 1 0 0 0 4 0 .143 .143 .286
Kyle Lohse MIL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Worst Matchups for Calvin Pickering (by OPS, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Bartolo Colon NY-N 6 1 1 2 0 3 0 .167 .667 .833
Matt Guerrier MIN 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 .000 .000 .333
Jose Contreras TEX 6 1 0 0 0 2 0 .167 .167 .333
Mark Buehrle TOR 7 1 0 0 0 4 0 .143 .143 .286
Kyle Lohse MIL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Johan Santana BAL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Thornton NY-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Joe Nathan DET 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
J.J. Putz AZ 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Francisco Rodriguez MIL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Calvin Pickering: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pickering cleared waivers and must now choose to accept a Triple-A assignment or become a free agent, according to the Kansas City Star.

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Pickering was designated for assignment Tuesday.

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Pickering was 0-for-5 with three strikeouts Sunday in an 11-10 win over Iowa.

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Pickering is starting to hit again in Triple-A Omaha, slugging his seventh and eighth home runs and raising his average to .219 this week.

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Pickering hasn't improved since getting sent down to Triple-A in late April, hitting .155 with three home runs and 32 strikeouts in 86 plate appearances.

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Pickering was demoted to Triple-A Omaha Friday.

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Pickering's struggles continued Thursday as he finished 0-for-3 with two walks and three strikeouts against Minnesota.

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Pickering was 1-for-5 with a single and a run scored in the Royals' 6-5 win over Cleveland on Tuesday.

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Pickering is available but did not start Monday because a lefty -- Cliff Lee -- was on the mound for Cleveland. Pickering's wife gave birth to a 7-pound, 8-ounce baby boy on Friday.

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Pickering's wife, Jessica, gave birth to a 7-pound, 8-ounce baby boy on Friday, according to The Kansas City Star.

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The Royals have granted permission for Pickering to leave for Los Angeles this weekend because his wife is due to give birth, the Associated Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Calvin Pickering.

2006

There was a petition floating around prior to the 2005 season to have the Royals place Pickering in the lineup. The Royals gave him a chance, although not a very good one. Pickering played seven games for Kansas City, was in and out of the lineup due to the birth of his first child and was sent to Triple-A Omaha by April 22. He struck out a pitiful 14 times in 27 AB and continued to swing and miss in Omaha, striking out 130 times in 92 games. Pickering's mammoth power stroke remains and despite a step back in 2005, he could be a nice pickup for some power-starved major league lineup.

2005

Once the Royals looked like they were out of the race, the fans all turned their attention to Pickering, who had a monster season for Triple-A Omaha, hitting 34 home runs in 87 games. The sizeable first baseman, however, was blocked from a trip to the majors by two of the Royals’ best players – Mike Sweeney and Ken Harvey. With Sweeney out with back problems and Harvey troubled by his knee, Pickering finally got the call in late August. He homered three times in his first two games then cooled. Neither Pickering, Harvey nor Sweeney can play any position other than first or designated hitter, meaning Pickering’s best chance at a major-league job is a prolonged injury to his competition or a trade. He could hit 50 home runs if given the chance, but he could also strike out 200 times and hit about .230.

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